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LIttle First Nations Band a Threat to the Oil Industry Says Former Harper Aide – EDI Weekly

By RAVEN / December 9, 2010 /

A special investigative report by Derek ArmstrongA tiny First Nations band, the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, hopes to do what many international organizations such as Greenpeace and Sierra Club would love to accomplish: stop the Alberta tar sands.  This impoverished little band of nine hundred is suing the government of Alberta for violating its treaty rights in…

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Environmental Assessment Act needs to be revamped – Vancouver Sun

By RAVEN / November 16, 2010 /

By Mark Haddock and Chris Tollefson, Special to the Sun Ottawa’s rejection of the Prosperity Mine did more than just stop an ill-conceived plan to destroy Fish Lake. The decision also vividly demonstrates the problems with British Columbia’s environmental assessment law. The plan to drain Fish Lake sailed through the provincial assessment process without a…

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Naked Truth About BC’s Environmental Assessment – The Tyee

By Andrea Palframan / November 16, 2010 /

Everyone now sees the process has no clothes, as feds reject same lake-killing mine BC approved. By Tony Pearse, Today, TheTyee.ca Fish lake photo – Lorna Elkins The recent decision by the federal government to kill the proposed Prosperity mine project calls into question (once again) the integrity of the B.C. environmental assessment process. How…

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BREAKING NEWS – Government of Canada Rejects Prosperity Mine

By RAVEN / November 2, 2010 /

News ReleaseGovernment of Canada Announces Decisions on Mount Milligan and Prosperity Gold-Copper MinesOTTAWA, Ont. — November 2, 2010 — The Government of Canada today announced decisions on two gold-copper mine project proposals in British Columbia. The proposal for the Mount Milligan mine, near Prince George, has been granted federal authorizations to proceed. However, the Prosperity mine project…

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First Nations Rejoice in Federal Rejection of Taseko Mines Proposed Prosperity Mine

By RAVEN / November 2, 2010 /

For Immediate Release  First Nations Rejoice in Federal Rejection of Taseko Mines Proposed Prosperity Mine November 2, 2010 – Williams Lake, BC: The Tsilhqot’in National Government and its’ community members are rejoicing in today’s decision by Federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice against issuing permits for the proposed Prosperity mine in central BC. This ruling will…

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‘Online polls aren’t scientific – Globe and Mail editor’ – The Tyee

By RAVEN / October 28, 2010 /

By Andrew MacLeodA Globe and Mail editor responded to questions about an online poll being manipulated by saying the national newspaper never claimed the results were scientific.Supporters of the Tsilhqot’in National Government who are opposed to the Prosperity Mine proposal that would destroy Tetzan Biny, or Fish Lake, this week said the voting pattern in…

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Okanagan Nation Supports Tsilhqot’in Nation & Reject Prosperity Mine

By RAVEN / October 22, 2010 /

Open Letter regarding Okanagan Nation’s Support for Tsilhqot’in Nation and Call for the Federal Rejection of the Proposed Prosperity Mine NEWS RELEASE–(Marketwire – Oct. 21, 2010) RE: Open Letter regarding Okanagan Nation’s Support for Tsilhqot’in Nation and Call for the Federal Rejection of the Proposed Prosperity MineDear Honourable Ministers, Premier Campbell and Cabinet:We are writing to…

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AFN National Chief Joins Tsilhqot’in in Defence of Fish Lake – TNG Press Release

By RAVEN / October 21, 2010 /

For Immediate Release Cabinet Must Reject Mine Proposal Williams Lake, BC. Thursday, October 21: Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo joined the chiefs of the six Tsilhqot’in First Nations in Williams Lake this week to reaffirm country-wide support for their battle to save Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) and to get an update on developments. “We…

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Natives talk strategy to take on Prosperity Mine project – The Globe & Mail

By RAVEN / October 20, 2010 /

By Wendy StueckLink to G&M Poll to vote on the future of Fish Lake With the fate of the proposed Prosperity Mine in the hands of the federal government , native leaders gathered Tuesday in Williams Lake to discuss strategies to head off the $815-million project.Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo met Tuesday with…

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Tsilhqot’in horse tamers defending the lake – APTN

By RAVEN / October 13, 2010 /

APTN National News The fight is now well publicized.The sides clearly defined.British Columbia mining company Taseko has plans that some fear threatens the very existence of the Tsilhqot’in.APTN National News reporter Rob Smithtravelled to Tsilhqot’in territory and reports on a people whose history shows a resolve to protect their unique way of life.Watch the video…

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